Oslo Metro T-Bane

November 17, 2012 by  

Oslo Metro T-Bane, The Oslo Metro (Norwegian: Oslo T-bane or Oslo Tunnelbane or simply T-banen) is the rapid transit system of Oslo, Norway, operated by Oslo T-banedrift on contract from the transit authority Ruter. The network consists of six lines that all run through the city centre, with a total length of 84.2 kilometres (52.3 mi). It has a daily ridership of 268,000 (2009) with 105 stations of which 16 are underground or indoors. In addition to serving all 15 boroughs of Oslo, two lines run to B?rum.

The first rapid transit line was the Holmenkoll Line, opened in 1898, with the branch R?a Line opening in 1912. It became the first Nordic underground railway in 1928 when the underground line to Nationaltheatret was opened. The Sognsvann Line opened in 1934 and the Kols?s Line in 1942.

The opening of the upgraded T-bane system on the east side of town occurred in 1966, after the conversion of the 1957 ?stensj? Line, followed by the new Lambertseter Line, the Grorud Line and the Furuset Line; in 1993 trains ran under the city between the two networks in the Common Tunnel, followed by the 2006 opening of the Ring Line.

All the trains are operated with MX3000 stock. These replaced the older T1000 stock between 2006 and 2010.

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